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Old 03-03-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Rumor: News Clip Sheet @ Dearborn says SVT is being Dismantled

Today's clip sheet in the prototype development department over at Dearborn said that Special Vehicle Team division was being dismantled. :(


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ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!............................Thats it after my SVTF craps out nothing but imports and dodges where they still have some balls left...............I hope it doesnt happen
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who knows, ford changes their mind more often than a female during menopause, that's just what my dad's clip sheet said today.

on the plus side he's been doing a lot of work on the C170 chassis. hopefully we get something new and good soon
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March 2, 2006

Quietly, Ford Motor Co. has been dismantling SVT -- the Special Vehicle Team -- and sources inside the company suggest that as of April 1, SVT, as we've known it since 1992, will cease to exist.

SVT has had no dedicated products since 2004. A high-performance version of the Sport Trac, called the Adrenalin, was shown at the New York Auto Show in March 2005. At a preview for journalists, SVT director Hau Thai-Tang said that the Adrenalin "is going to turn the performance-vehicle market upside down" when it goes on sale as a 2007 model. Then, last month, the Adrenalin was canceled as part of Ford's "Way Forward" restructuring campaign. The Ford GT supercar, which was developed largely by SVT engineers but was not called an SVT model, will end production later this year.

A new Shelby Cobra GT 500 Mustang is due later this year as a 2007 model. But it will be offered to all 3,900 Ford dealers, instead of SVT's network of roughly 600 dealers.

SVT was founded in 1991 by Robert Rewey, Ford's vice president for marketing and sales, and Neil Ressler, Ford's chief technical officer. The idea was that SVT would consist of a small group of engineers, designers and marketing professionals who would work inside Ford to build and sell high-performance versions of existing products. SVT also set up a separate dealer network, signing up Ford dealers that had an interest in selling performance products.

In 1992, the first two SVT products were launched: The 1993 F-150 Lightning pickup, and the 1993 Mustang Cobra. In 1997, the SVT Contour was introduced, and in 1999, the second-generation Lightning went on sale. In late 2001, the '02 SVT Focus went on sale. By 2004, when production of the Lightning, Mustang Cobra and SVT Focus ended, the company had sold about 145,000 SVT products.

It's likely that Ford will continue to produce special-edition models of several vehicles, but they will not be sold through SVT channels.
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Ford doesn't see a way forward for SVT

The above was copied from the Orlando Sentinel...
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that blows big time. now im definately keeping her forever!
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i decided a while ago, as soon as im done with my svt....nothing but imports, or trucks. everything else has crappy resale value among other issues. ill never go domestic again. it does blow that SVT is being shut down, but eh, who seen this one coming?
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im probably just buying a mazdaspeed 3, all mazdaspeeds are built entirely in japan, so i don't have to worry about american ****ups ruining the build quality . . . and can still support the company that supported my family growing up (fomoco)

but yeah, ford's entire e board apparently doesn't have a clue what a way forward is. just more of the same tired bs :(
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Better snap up those SVT logo products while you can.....should command a nice price on ebay in a year or two
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wait wait wait with this happening IF it does happen could our resale value actually go up?????................................prolly not lol
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